Forest is a census-designated place (CDP) in Bedford County, Virginia, United States. The population was 8,006 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Lynchburg Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Forest is located at 37°22′15″N 79°16′0″W / 37.37083°N 79.266667°W / 37.37083; -79.266667 (37.370723, -79.266801).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 14.7 square miles (38.1 km²), of which, 14.6 square miles (37.8 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.61%) is water.